A father, a mechanic, a trainer, an entrepreneur and disabled – in that order
11 February 2014
Ask anyone in Tongi about Mosharrof Hossain and they’ll tell you he’s the man to fix your fridge. What they probably won’t tell you is that he will do it without hands.
Breaking gender stereotypes in Bangladesh
05 December 2013
Nupur Howlader is Bangladesh's only nationally-qualified female welder. An ILO-EU skills training programme has given her the chance to both earn a better living and challenge gender stereotypes.
Emerging from the ruins of Rana Plaza
24 October 2013
Six months on from the Rana Plaza building collapse, the ILO is helping survivors develop new skills and find jobs. Three workers who survived the tragedy talked to ILO News about their way back into employment.
Solar home systems: Lighting the way to a greener world of work in Bangladesh
25 June 2013
While the national grid reaches many areas of Bangladesh, most of the country’s 142 million inhabitants live in rural areas and 70 per cent of them are not connected. Most rely on kerosene fuelled lamps for lighting and petrol or diesel-fired generators for other power needs. Solar power is increasingly seen as a convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for many in Bangladesh.
Removing the barriers to inclusion
28 March 2013
People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Lighting the Way to a Greener World of Work
22 June 2012
Solar home systems can be an alternative source of energy in developing countries like Bangladesh, where half of the population, or about 85 million people, lack access to grid-based electricity. Solar panels bring clean energy and green jobs to rural areas, an issue that is high on the Rio+20 agenda. Allan Dow reports.
Towards a greener and fairer society
01 November 2011
Climate change means that resource scarcity and environmental degradation have become major, and urgent, challenges. In response, the ILO is promoting the concept of green jobs as a driving force towards a greener and fairer development path that can support economic and social development at a sustainable level. By Vincent Jagault, Senior Specialist in Environment and Decent Work, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Training and developing Bangladesh's budding professionals
01 June 2010
By Arthur Shears, Chief Technical Advisor, ILO Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform project in Bangladesh.